Does Arch Bariatrics accept patients from outside Missouri?
In addition to the Greater St. Louis Area, at Arch Bariatrics we accept new patients from across the state of Missouri and neighboring states such as Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Arkansas as well as from across the country. Our mission is to provide the same excellent care and support each patient deserves as they navigate their weight loss surgical journey and we strive to make the process convenient and comfortable. We are honored you have trusted us to be your partners in your surgical weight loss journey and welcome you to travel to Arch Bariatrics in Saint Louis.
We are here to help!
Our team is dedicated to guide you every step of the way.
Do I Qualify for weight loss surgery?
Obesity is a major health challenge and a growing epidemic. Weight loss treatments based on lifestyle changes, diet and exercise may be inadequate to achieve and sustain desired results. Weight loss surgery (Bariatric Surgery) is a medical necessity in many patients suffering from obesity. Our bariatric surgeon Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan is widely known for his expertise, experience and thoroughness.
Attend an Online Seminar or Virtual Consultation
A Virtual consultation can be arranged with Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan by Telemedicine when you can discuss different surgical options and decide on your choice of weight loss procedure. This initial step is feasible without having to personally travel to our office.
We are also pleased to offer our patients free educational non- obligatory online seminars as a great resource to help understand bariatric surgery.
Please contact us to schedule virtual appointment with Dr. Chinnappan to discuss if you qualify for weight loss surgery and your different surgical options.
Work with our Team
A completion of virtual consultation can start the process even as you keep in touch with our team from the comfort of your home.
Our experienced team will contact your insurance company regarding your bariatric surgery coverage and discuss with you different payment and financing options. We offer several affordable self pay options.
You can meet with our dietician by virtual visit
We can coordinate care to obtain medical clearance and Psychological evaluation as needed.
Finalise a date for surgery and plan your visit to Arch Bariatrics, St. Louis. You will have to meet with Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan in person prior to surgery. This appointment date usually can be coordinated to be closer to your surgery date to minimise your travel.
Plan your travel and be sure to bring a companion.
Travel And Accomodations
With a wide range of convenient and efficient travel options including flying into the renovated St. Louis Lambert International Airport, taking the Amtrak or traveling by road, Saint Louis is an easily accessible destination. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis Car Rental as well as several other car rental services provide ease of road transport.
You have several popular lodging options close to the Arch Bariatrics Office location. To name a few-
Holiday Inn St. Louis- South County Center
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/ South I-55
Fairfield Inn & suites by Marriott St. Louis South
Some lodging options near Mercy Jefferson Hospital, Festus, MO
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Festus- St. Louis South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Festus- South St. Louis
Comfort Inn Festus- St. Louis South
Area Attractions in St. Louis
Post Surgery Follow Up
Recovery after weight loss surgery depends on a variety of factors including the procedure you had and your co- morbidities. Our team at Arch Bariatrics will provide you with detailed instructions regarding your post operative care, diet, exercise, incorporating lifestyle changes, regular follow up visits and answer all your questions to your satisfaction.
You will have the option of arranging virtual follow up visits by Telemedicine technology or traveling to St Louis for in person follow up visit with Dr. Kumaran Chinnappan.
Remember you are not alone in your weight loss journey!
Before and After